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Understanding Assisted Living & Making the Right Choice

When seniors need help with daily activities, assisted living is usually a great fit. Some seniors enjoy in home care, while others appreciate the all inclusive socially stimulating environment and the ease of no burdensome responsibilities. Known by multiple terms including senior living facilities, adult day care, residential care and more, assisted livingoffers help for each resident's needs while still providing them their own space and level of independence. Bright points for assisted livingcommunities, like Barton Hills Assisted Living in Austin TX, are planned recreation and social events. Because proper nutrition is essential to well being, good facilities will see that all meals are provided and tailored to each person's dietary requirements. Most places will include a common gathering social area, where games are played, activities are held and celebrations are made, along with a private or semi private living spaces.


Common Services Provided by assisted living communities include:

  1. Meal planning and preparation
  2. Friendly medication reminders
  3. Housekeeping and laundry service
  4. Transportation to and from local events, appointments, social activities, and shopping
  5. On-staff healthcare services
  6. 24 hour available assistance
  7. Exercise
  8. Planned social activities


Good Senior living communities recognize that every senior has different needs for support caused by declining motor skills, memory lapse, and limited mobility or flexibility. Most communities will tailor a plan of assisted care to support and preserve each person's independence and dignity. Some facilities even offer advanced levels of memory care for those seniors dealing with conditions such as Alzheimer's, dementia, and other conditions affecting cognitive functionality.


Whether your loved one needs the vibrant social life with the daily activity support of a qualified compassionate senior care staff, to help with basic needs like bathing, dressing, shopping, cooking, hygiene, and mobility, getting access to healthcare, and taking medications, all with the goal of maximizing a senior's independent living, assisted living may be a great option to consider. If you're a resident in Austin TX looking for the right fit for assisted living, and decide to tour quality facilities located in the heart of the city, much like Barton Hills Assisted Living, here some great questions to ask:

  • Is your staff licensed and trained?
  • Does your assisted living facility accept certain insurances?
  • What does your social activity schedule look like?
  • How often do you encourage visitors of friends and family?
  • What does your meal planning look like? Does your food meet my nutritional needs and my tastebuds?
  • What are the basic services included in your monthly fees?
  • What services do you provide that aren't included in the standard monthly plan?
  • How advanced is your level of care?
Posted by on 9/9/2016

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